T.I., Down With The King (2004)
DJ Drama: “I got three tapes for my 3Peat for ’04, ’05, and ’06. Down With The King was my first championship ring in the mixtape game. I think that tape was part of the coming-out party for T.I. as a king in the hip-hop game. We all know hip-hop is a competitive sport and that tape definitely put a dent in [Lil Flip’s] career.
“Conceptually, lyrically, creativity, and musically from beginning to end that was a very potent and powerful project. Working with Tip gave me the opportunity to do the things that I always wanted to do. I always knew [how powerful] a DJ and artist combination was. Tip was my first Prince—that tape that broke my career out. Before Dedication and before Trap Or Die, it was Down With The King.”